This is getting more and more interesting and less and less about the 1v1 tourney. (Which I will glady make vogon donation bets against anyone who cares to.)
AG wrote:...if you don't have a demo of cheating, don't waste time with accusations...
My question is: how reliable are these demos of some players anyway? If one was a skilled enough player and had a fine tuned aimbot, couldn't they just make sure it looks as though they are tracking the opponent correctly? (Hopefully I am describing this well enough.) Let's say they were already a really good player, then they used a bot that didn't aim for them, just hit the target for them ... would you really be able to tell? Especially if this bot had some sort of hit/miss randomizer built in? If they were already a good player and got 10 - 20% more accuracy out of a bot, that would make them pretty damn good wouldn't you say?
I don't want to beat that HPB horse to death, nor toot my own proverbial horn, but its just really hard for me to see how some of these guys can be that good. AG, Inspectorjimb, Gumby, KQ ... I get these ... they have mad skills and good connections. But when I connect to the UK server and am a "middle of the pack" player there with a 100 ping and then see 150+ pingers come to US server and become master "snipers", I just gotta wonder... are they really that good? Really?
PS, I'm going to go ahead and pretend that I can't read Inspectorjimb's or Dean's next comments.